Attracting investment and achieving an exit

The next FD Network event will focus on preparing a business for investment, the journey through to exit and the role a Finance Director can play to influence a successful outcome.

We will be joined by Robert Sheffrin an Investment Director at UCLAN Ventures who will talk about their services and how they go about preparing a business for investment, what FD’s should be doing to get a business ready and what they look for as investors.

Robert is a Chartered Accountant who has focussed on SME investments since the mid 1980’s as investor and advisor and was part of a management team that grew Imperial Energy PLC from start up to FTSE 250 in 4 years.

Neil Inskip, Investor and head of Business Growth Fund for the North West will then outline how BGF work with businesses and management teams post investment towards a successful exit.

Neil is a Chartered Accountant and is involved in all aspects of the investment process from origination through to completion, and supports companies throughout the investment hold period. He has led over a dozen investments at BGF, across a range of sectors, and currently sits on the board of 6 investee companies.


08.00 - 08.30 Networking & refreshments

08.30 – 08.35 Welcome & introduction

08.35 – 09.00 Identifying and preparing a business for Investment
Presented by Robert Sheffrin, Investment Director for UCLAN Ventures

09.00 – 09.25 Taking a business from investment to exit
Presented by Neil Inskip, Investor at Business Growth Fund

09.25 – 09.45 Workshops

09.45 – 10.00 Feedback and close

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